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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    Can someone help. My first table saw, its a PM 2000B. The accufence is rubbing against the guide tube when in the unlocked position. It has scratched up the silver strip on the guide tube. This is a new (not yet used) table saw. I called support but they were not helpful. I have disassembled...
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    I know both saws are considered top notch quality and I will be hapyeither way, but im looking at a very expensive purchase and I want to make sure im happy for the next 10+ years or so with it. So I'm wondering what you guys think. The pros of the sawstop are: Safety feature, 36 inch rip, top...
  3. Power Tools & Machinery
    I currently have the need to upgrade my table saw (Rigid 1.5 hp Contractor saw) and have found 3 different used saws, but trying to decide really which is the better deal. So here are my options: 1. Save up for a $3500 Saw Stop 3HP table saw (not in the budget for at least 4 months or more)...
  4. Power Tools & Machinery
    I just purchased a Powermatic table saw model 411. I got it for $30 on craigslist as a sper of the moment decision. I was using a friends craftsman portable table saw. I figured it would be worth the risk of only $30 to have my own saw. It has a 13amp motor, aluminum top with 2 wings. The...
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    Does anybody know if the fence for the PM 66 works with the PM 65 table saw? Thanks, Chuck Barnett
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    Well, I've done it! Begun scratching the top of an old table saw that's been sitting in my garage for a couple yrs! I wonder who has worked on a Powermatic 65? I'm not a mechanic but am willing to tackle this. At one time had the name of a guy in my area who had some knowledge of this model...
  7. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi all - first time poster with an opinion question on building my new shop. I'm closing on a house with a 2 car garage for my workshop in a few days and i'm trying to decide between traditional tools and Festool tools. I Found the following on Craigslist for $3000: -Powermatic 14" 5HP...
  8. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hey everyone I just joined this forum tonight and here' why. I have a Powermatic 64A that I bought earlier this year and I have realized that the blade is not parallel to the miter slot. I can't see a way to adjust this thing. I can use the set screws on the fence but there just doesn't seem...
  9. Woodturning
    Hello, I am new to the forums, but was hoping someone here might be able to help me with my quandry. I recently purchased a Powermatic Model 90 wood lathe. One of the parts (90-912 the bottom spindle of the main belt) has a crack and wont secure tightly. I believe this is causing some...
  10. Power Tools & Machinery
    I am just wandering what brand of shop table saw do other people use and what are the pros and cons. I personally use jet and I like it but I am interested in Grizzly. If you choose Other please let us know which one and why. www.jakeschs.com
  11. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm a beginner woodworker, starting by replacing the trim (baseboard, chair ral and crown molding) in our house with custom-made red oak trim. I love the project and would like to move on to more advanced projects (tree house, toy chest, hall tree, maybe other furniture projects). So I'm...
  12. Power Tools & Machinery
    The award winning Powermatic Table Saw model PM2000 is on sale exclusively at CPO for $1999.99 http://www.cpopowermatic.com/products/1792000ck.html Exclusively at CPO!
  13. Power Tools & Machinery
    15% off all JET and Powermatic tools November 27-30 at CPO http://www.cpopowermatic.com/ http://www.cpojettools.com/ Nate 1800-714-0918
  14. Power Tools & Machinery
    Bought an old Powermatic 63 Table saw that had been used for 20 years to build sets for the theater groups at MIT. Lots of paint, some rust, lots of gunk---but it had a nice 50" Vega fence and was quite cheap. I disassembled everything and it's all cleaned up now. Put on the PALS alignment...
  15. Woodturning
    Based upon the bandsaws you've used or seen in action, do you have any comparisons or observations of: (1) Powermatic's PM1800 (2) Grissly's G0568 (3) MiniMax's MM20 I'm searching for a bandsaw which can comfortably handle up to an 18" resaw. My little shop can handle 110-220v 1PH. Any...
  16. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi All, I could really use your help. I have the opportunity to buy a Powermatic PM719 Mortiser (Same one as found here: REVIEW: http://www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/PM719.shtml, SPECS: http://www.woodworkingtools.com/Manufacturer/Powermatic/mortising_719.html). It is an older model, and...
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